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Historical Events In 1940

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Jul 15   On this day in history robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32  

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence on this day in history.  

Jul 16   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   In the year 1940 the first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct  

Jul 19   In the year 1940 hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders  

Jul 19   Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Jul 20   On this day in history singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1  

Jul 20   On this day in history y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide  

Jul 21   James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) in the year 1940.  

Jul 21   In the year 1940 soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania  

Jul 22   Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) on this day in history.  

Jul 22   Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.  

Jul 23   On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins  

Jul 23   "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.  

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R  

Jul 26   Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) in the year 1940.  

Jul 27   In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts  

Jul 27   In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.  

Jul 28   On this day in history johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66  

Jul 28   Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) in the year 1940.  

Jul 28   Radio Orange, London begins in the year 1940.  

Jul 29   Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.  

Jul 30   On this day in history clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)  

Jul 30   On this day in history the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor  

Jul 31   On this day in history 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)  

Jul 31   Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel on this day in history.  

Aug 01   First expulsion of Jews from Cracow on this day in history.  

Aug 01   In the year 1940 hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.  

Aug 02   In the year 1940 clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death  

Aug 03   German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies in the year 1940.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect  

Jan 04   Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.  

Jan 20   In the year 1940 death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.  

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